President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Prof. Otchere Addai Mensah, a Senior Lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi through the Ministry of Health.
The Board Chairman of the teaching hospital, Bompatahene Nana Effah Apenteng, has received a formal letter from the Ministry of Health.
According to Manhyia Palace sources, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has received a formal letter from the Health Ministry informing him of the president’s new appointment.
Checks at the referral facility revealed that the facility’s board chairman informed the board members about the new appointment, which requires their approval, at the most recent board meeting.
Following approval, the hospital board is expected to officially notify the entire Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital working personnel in the coming days.
Personnel at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) had previously stated that they would oppose any nomination of non-permanent staff to the position of CEO.
This came after rumors spread throughout the top hospital that the President, in consultation with the Ashanti Regional Executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), was considering announcing Prof. Okyere Addai Mensah’s appointment as the new CEO to succeed Dr. Oheneba Owusu Danso, who had retired.
“No KATH employees, No CEO; We are competent of managing our own business,” the aforementioned staff notice stated.
After more than three decades of service to the referral center, Dr. Oheneba Owusu Danso resigned last week.
At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Prof. Otchere Addai Mensah is the deputy director of students affairs at the moment.